Open Wheel Marathon Will Lead-in 2018 ‘LIVE’ 3-Hour Chili Bowl Telecast

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Open Wheel Marathon Will Lead-in 2018 ‘LIVE’ 3-Hour Chili Bowl Telecast

Story By: Bryan Hulbert/Chili Bowl

Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com

Stuart Rowlands – CORONA, Cali. (Dec. 12, 2017): MAVTV and Lucas Oil Racing TV will broadcast “LIVE” the 32nd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, on Saturday night, January 13, 2018, starting at 8:30 PM (ET), from the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Known as the “Super Bowl of Midget Racing”, the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals attracts drivers from nearly every level, including Midgets, Late Models, Super Modified, World of Outlaws, NASCAR, ASCS, and USAC. Drivers from over 25 US States plus Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom attend, making it the world’s largest indoor Midget race
Christopher Bell was joined by Dave Argabright on the live MAVTV Telecast upon winning the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. (Joe Orth Photo)
With the number of 2018 Chili Bowl entries expected to top 250, the 2017 champion Christopher Bell again faces the daunting task of defeating the likes of 5-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell, Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Jerry Coons Jr., Cory Kruseman and Kasey Kahne.
“No one understands grassroots racing like MAVTV,” stated Bob Patison, President of MAVTV Motorsports Network. “Each year the Chili Bowl airing has produced the highest rated shows on the network. This year we expect even better results especially with the growth of the LucasOilRacing.TV app worldwide expanding our international fan base.”
The telecast will feature a special “goodbye” to broadcast legend Dave Despain. The MAVT/LORTV telecast will be anchored by Bob Dillner with Ken Stout and Rob Klepper handling commentary and Dave Argabright working the pits.
The 2018 Chili Bowl telecast on Saturday, January 13 will be preceded by a “Sprint Car Marathon” starting at 11:30 AM (ET).
MAVTV Airing Schedule – Saturday, January 13, 2018
All times listed are Eastern
11:30 AM – 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals
2:30 PM – 2017 Tulsa Shootout (Part 1)
3:30 PM – 2017 Tulsa Shootout (Part 2)
4:30 PM – 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals
7:30 PM – 2018 Tulsa Shootout (Part 1)
8:30 PM – 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals LIVE
The 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire takes place January 9-13, 2018 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.
For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com.
Quick Notes:
What: 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire
When: January 9-13, 2018
Where: River Spirit Expo Center – Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114
Entry Information:
Discounted Early Entry ($150): November 1, 2017 – December 14, 2017
Late Entry ($200): December 15, 2017 – January 12, 2018
Entry Blank: http://www.chilibowl.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=72453
Return Entries Via:
Phone: (918) 838-3777
Fax: (918) 836-5517
Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112
Entries will not be accepted via Social Media.
Nightly Sponsors:
Tuesday, January 9 – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus 9th annual VIROC
Wednesday, January 10 – Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night
Thursday, January 11 – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night
Friday, January 12 – Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night
Saturday, January 13 – Lucas Oil Championship Feature Events
Chili Bowl Online:
Website: http://www.chilibowl.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals
Twitter: (@cbnationals)
Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2018
Instagram: cbnationals
Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl
Live Coverage:*
Online PPV: http://www.racinboys.com (Until Saturday Night)
Saturday Night Coverage: MAVTV and LucasOilRacingtv.com
Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions:
Year – Driver (Owner)
2017 – Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2016 – Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2015 – Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)
2014 – Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records)
2013 – Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2012 – Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2011 – Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2010 – Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2009 – Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records)
2008 – Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler)
2007 – Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports)
2006 – Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith)
2005 – Tracy Hines (Wilke – Pak)
2004 – Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
2003 – Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
2002 – Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz)
2001 – Jay Drake (Keith Kunz)
2000 – Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio)
1999 – Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse)
1998 – Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby)
1997 – Billy Boat (John Lawson)
1996 – Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie)
1995 – Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports)
1994 – Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kuntz / Rusty Kunz)
1993 – Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter)
1992 – Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis)
1991 – Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio)
1990 – John Heydenreich (Tony Finley)
1989 – Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon)
1988 – Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton)
1987 – Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe)
VIROC Champions: Tanner Thorson (2016), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kyle Larson (2014 and 2017), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010)
Dates and Times:
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Move-In…………………………………………9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Pit Pass Booth Opens…………………… …12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, January 8, 2018
Building/Pit Pass Booth Open…………………………..8:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Opens…………………………………..8:00 am
Practice…………………………………………………… 9:00 am
Multi day Pit Pass $245.00~ Single day $30.00
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Building Opens……………………………………………9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Opens…………………………………..11:00 am
Hot Laps……………………………………………………4:00 pm
Races……………………………………………………… 5:00 pm
Multi day Pit Pass $220.00 ~ Single day $45.00
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Building Opens……………………………………………9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Opens…………………………………..11:00 am
Hot Laps……………………………………………………4:00 pm
Races……………………………………………………… 5:00 pm
Multi day Pit Pass $180.00 ~ Single day $45.00
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Building Opens……………………………………………9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth Opens…………………………………..11:00 am
Hot Laps……………………………………………………4:00 pm
Races……………………………………………………… 5:00 pm
Multi day Pit Pass $140.00 ~ Single day $45.00
Friday, January 12, 2018
Building Opens/Trade Show ………………………….. 9:00 am
Pit Pass Booth/Pit Gate ……………………………….. 9:00 am
Auction ………………………………………………………..12:00pm
Hot Laps……………………………………………………4:00 pm
Races……………………………………………………… 5:00 pm
Multi days Pit Pass $100.00 ~ Single day $45.00
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Building Opens/Trade Show ………………………….. 8:00 am
Pit Pass Booth/Pit Gate ………………………………… 8:00 am
Feature Races……………………………………………10:00 am
Opening Ceremonies…………………………………………..6:00 pm
Single Day Pass – $60
Trade Show: A long-standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Tuesday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet.

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